I always have a band or two that comes out of nowhere and ends up providing one of the better songs on these compilations. This time around that band is Shapes & Colors. I was completely unfamiliar with them as an artist and received a random email from their booking agent about how the guys would like to participate on 'A Tribute to Taking Back Sunday.' I listened to their fairly limited catalog, liked what I heard and thought that I'd give them a chance. Turns out, it was one of the best decisions I could have made. They knocked out an absolutely glorious version of Taking Back Sunday's song, 'One-Eighty By Summer.' If only every email I got from an up-start band wound up being as extraordinarily pleasant as this. It only gets better, though. Shapes & Colors was also kind enough to send me some new material that they've been working on. It blew me away. You would think that I would be prepared for some top-notch tunes considering the work they did for me, but honestly, I think the TBS cover was just the start of what could very possibly be a long lasting and lucrative career in the industry.